#1 in Key Demo This Past Sunday, Topping Competition by Double-Digits
Grows Across the Board Week-Over-Week
Chuck Todd to Anchor “Decision Night in America” Election Coverage Tonight on NBC with Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie
NOV. 8, 2016 – “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” (MTP) is the most-watched Sunday show across the board season-to-date, with more Americans tuning into the network broadcast ahead of Election Day than any other show, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Delivering 1.230 million viewers in the key demo this past Sunday, Nov. 6, MTP topped its competition by double-digits: +22 percent more than CBS “Face the Nation” and +29 percent more than ABC “This Week.” Not only did MTP increase its A25-54 viewership by +16 percent compared to this time last year, the program was up eight percent week-over-week.
3.938 million Americans tuned into MTP, a seven percent increase compared to the week prior. In total viewers, MTP beat ABC by seven percent. For the second week in a row, just one percent separated MTP from CBS’ half-hour program in total viewers, although the show rated for 16 minutes more and does not benefit from a network-wide lead-in program.
MTP grew +15 percent in total viewers compared to the same Sunday last year, marking the largest year-over-year growth among the networks.
In the influential Washington, D.C. market, MTP continued to dominate its competition, marking its 74th straight broadcast win in total viewers.
An additional 816,000 total viewers and 167,000 A25-54 viewers watched MTP through a rebroadcast on MSNBC.
Check out moderator Chuck Todd’s Election Day analysis on the state of our democracy and the path forward on Nov. 9: http://nbcnews.to/2fdbHmf.
Tune in tonight to NBC at 7 p.m. ET as moderator Chuck Todd anchors “Decision Night in America” election coverage with “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt and “TODAY” co-host Savannah Guthrie, joined by special correspondent Tom Brokaw. NBC will also livestream its broadcast on NBCNews.com/election as well as through the NBC News apps and on OTT platforms.
SUNDAY AVERAGES – NOVEMBER 6, 2016
|Show Name||Net||Duration (minutes)||Total Viewers||A25-54 Viewers|
|MEET THE PRESS||NBC||46||3938||1230|
|FACE THE NATION HALF-HOUR||CBS||30||3989||1011|
|FACE THE NATION HOUR||CBS||60||3068||786|
|FOX NEWS SUNDAY||FOX||60||1552||559|
WASHINGTON, D.C. AVERAGES – NOVEMBER 6, 2016
|Households||Total Viewers||Adults 25-54|
|Stn||Program||Rtg||Shr||TV(000)||MTP ADV||TV(000)||MTP ADV|
|WRC||MEET THE PRESS||3.3||9||98||—||23||—|
|WUSA||FACE THE NATION HOUR||2.2||6||63||56%||19||21%|
|WJLA||THIS WEEK ABC||0.9||2||51||92%||23||0%|
|WTTG||FOX NEWS SUNDAY||1.3||3||35||180%||10||130%|
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NBC NEWS’ “MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD”
“Meet the Press” is where newsmakers come to make news — setting the political agenda and spotlighting the impact Washington decision-making has on people across the country. “Meet the Press” reaches more than 3 million people every Sunday through its broadcasts and millions more through NBCNews.com, Flipboard, and social media platforms. Chuck Todd is the moderator of “Meet the Press” and John Reiss is the executive producer.
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